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Types of Internet connections in ACT

There are many different internet connections found in the Australian Capital Territory, including NBN, Cable, ADSL2+, and Home Wireless. Most houses are not equipped for every kind of internet connection, so it’s important that you know what type is best for your house before you sign with an internet service provider (or ISP). Once you know what connection type you’re looking at, you will then need to assess roughly how much data you need per month, and how much you want to spend per month in order to find the deal that best suits you. There are a lot of ACT internet providers with a lot of different plans, almost to the point that it can sometimes be a little daunting, which is exactly why we at Compare Broadband have gone to great effort to streamline the process for you. Simply enter your postcode or suburb into the white search bar above and click “Compare”. Our website will then ask you a few questions about your internet habits and budget, and then it will provide you with a whittled down list of the plans and providers that best suit your needs and location. Easy!

NBN

NBN uses fibre optic cables that can provide super fast and reliable internet to your home.

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ADSL2+

ADSL2 is the most widely available internet connection and gives you access to speeds up to 24Mbps.

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Cable

Cable broadband connections are delivered over a dedicated cable from the exchange to your home.

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Home Wireless

Home Wireless broadband can run up to 20 times faster than an NBN 100Mbps connection.

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Types of NBN connections in ACT

The NBN - short for National Broadband Network - is a nationwide internet infrastructure upgrade, spearheaded by the Australian Government. There are several different types of NBN internet connections commonly found in the ACT, including Fixed Wireless, Hybrid Fibre-Coaxial (HFC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), Fibre to the Building (FTTB), and Fibre to the Node (FTTN). Some NBN connections are known to work better than others, but unfortunately, customers don’t get to choose what NBN connection type they are given; this is decided by the NBN Co, the government organization responsible for building and operating the NBN. This unpopular process has since been dubbed the NBN Lottery. That said, if you are expecting a lacklustre NBN performance due to your connection type, you should be able to counter it by opting for an NBN package that has a higher speed tier and a good amount of data. First and foremost though, you should call your NBN internet provider if you are experiencing trouble with your NBN, as the problem may not be due to infrastructure; it may indeed be something quickly and easily fixed.

The NBN Australian rollout is expected to be fully completed by the end of 2020, so if your home has not yet been upgraded to the NBN, you shouldn’t have too long to wait. But if you’re unclear on exactly when your home is going to be made NBN ready, you can do an NBN check of your area by entering your address into the NBN rollout map below. The map will also tell you what manner of NBN connection type the NBN Co has designated to your home. If your home is NBN active, you can compare the best ACT NBN deals here.

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Fibre to the premises / home

When the NBN project initially commenced, the government at the time intended to roll out fibre optic cabling all the way up to your home or business property. This type of connection is call Fibre to the premises/home

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Fibre to the node

Mid-way through the NBN roll-out, a change in Government leadership saw some funding constraints which lead to a slightly different roll-out approach for the NBN. This approach involves an amalgamation of original copper systems and fibre optic systems. This is referred to as Fibre to the node (FTTN).

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Fixed wireless connection

In some cases - particularly in remote locations - it would be impractical or too expensive to physically connect a property to the fibre-optic network. In such cases properties will be connected by a wireless network. This is referred to as a Fixed Wireless NBN connection.



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ADSL2+ 100GB Belong bundle plan
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Broadband + Home Phone
100 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
12 Months
$55/Month
Min total cost $660
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NBN Basic (nbn12) TPG S Bundle
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Broadband + Home Phone
10 GB
12 Mbps (Basic Speed)
Month to month
$29.99/Month
Min total cost $159.94
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ADSL2+ 50GB TPG broadband plan
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Broadband Only - Active Landline Required
50 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
12 Months
$29.99/Month
25 GB On-Peak / 25 GB Off-Peak
Min total cost $419.83
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ADSL2+ Metro 101GB Dodo broadband plan including home phone line rental
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Broadband + Home Phone
101 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
Month to month
$50/Month
Min total cost $282.90
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ADSL2+ Metro 101GB Dodo broadband plan including home phone line rental
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Broadband + Home Phone
101 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
12 Months
$50/Month
Min total cost $624.90
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ADSL2+ 100GB Belong bundle plan
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Broadband + Home Phone
100 GB
Up to  20 Mbps
12 Months
$55/Month
Min total cost $660
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NBN MyRepublic Unlimited Essential 25/5Mbps Flexi Plan
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Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$59/Month
Min total cost $59
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NBN MyRepublic Unlimited 25/5Mbps Essential Plan
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Broadband Only
Unlimited
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
12 Months
$59/Month
Min total cost $708
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NBN 100GB Build your own nbn™ Aussie Broadband plan - Standard Speed
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Broadband Only
100GB
25 Mbps (Standard Speed)
Month to month
$60/Month
Min total cost $60
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